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Geospatial Hub of the Year


Prof. Dr Klaus Greve, the Speaker of the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), attended the International Geospatial Forum ( held in Lisbon from the 25th to  29th of May where he received the prize ‘Geospatial Hub of the Year’ on behalf of the Geobussiness Bonn region network  ( More information can be found here:



Latest Publications

  • Thiong’o, K. , Pasternak, R. , Kleusberg, A. , Thonfeld, F. & G. Menz (2015): Separability of Dominant Crop Cultures in Southern Germany Using TerraSAR-X Data. Advances in Remote Sensing, 4, 97-107. doi: 10.4236/ars.2015.42009
  • Tewes, A., Thonfeld, F., Schmidt, M., Oomen, R. J., Zhu, X., Dubovyk, O., Menz, G. & J. Schellberg (2015): "Using RapidEye and MODIS Data Fusion to Monitor Vegetation Dynamics in Semi-Arid Rangelands in South Africa." Remote Sens. 7, no. 6: 6510-6534.
  • Dubovyk, O., Menz, G., Lee, A., Schellberg, J., Thonfeld, F. & A. Khamzina (2015): "SPOT-Based Sub-Field Level Monitoring of Vegetation Cover Dynamics: A Case of Irrigated Croplands." Remote Sens. 7, no. 6: 6763-6783.
  • Ferner, J., Linstädter, A., Südekum, K.H., Schmidtlein, S., 2015. Spectral indicators of forage quality in West Africa’s tropical savannas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 41, 99-106.


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Welcome to the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL). We are an interdisciplinary center of the University of Bonn dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of remote sensing, geoinformation sciences and spatial modelling. Our objective is to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration within the University of Bonn and to foster high quality research activities.

Researchers from the following institutions are currently involved:


Spokesmen: Klaus Greve



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